Ghanaian filmmaker, Leila Djansi has been receiving backlash for a comment she made in 2014 after she compared Nollywood to the late dictator of Nazi Germany during World War II, Adolf Hitler . . .
Photo: Stella Damascus (L) blasts Leila Djansi (R) in a video post below.
The filmmaker made the comment in a documentary about the Nigerian film industry (i.e. Nollywood) titled “Jimmy Goes To Nollywood” by Rachid Dhibou and Jimmy Jean-Louis.
“I don’t think those people, this new crop of filmmakers should be put under the umbrella of Nollywood. They should be called independent film because a name carries a lot, if you start tagging it Nollywood, every negative connotation that comes with Nollywood, it’s like calling your son Hitler…” Leila Djansi (photo: below) arrogantly said.
Nigerians have been going mad and hard on the filmmaker on Twitter, and most notable of these responses came from Nollywood actress, Stella Damascus, who posted a 12 minute YouTube video to express her displeasure at the Leila Djansi comments.
“That is the most derogatory thing anyone can ever say about the Nigerian movie industry… I beg you, please do not demean the works that people like me and my colleagues have put into this industry, because that’s the only reason why you were in the documentary in the first place.” the Nollywood actress said.
That is the most derogatory thing anyone can ever say about the Nigerian movie industry”, Damascus said in a video post.
Watch the Nigerian Stella Damascus’ direct response to the Ghanaian Leila Djansi’s comments in the video below: